Morris Park (IRT Dyre Avenue Line)

Morris Park (IRT Dyre Avenue Line)

Morris Park is a station on the IRT Dyre Avenue Line of the New York City Subway served by the 5 train. It is at Paulding Avenue and the Esplanade in Morris Park, Bronx.

It has two side platforms with four tracks (two center express tracks formerly used by the New York, Westchester and Boston Railway) and is partially underground and partially on an embankment. The underground portion is at the south end of a 4,000-foot (1,200 m) long, four-track tunnel under the Bronx and Pelham Parkway. This tunnel includes a four-track underground station called Pelham Parkway about half a mile from Morris Park. The heavy construction and high clearances greatly exceed the size and weight requirements of IRT subway cars.

The headhouse is notable for its graceful Spanish Mission style architecture and robust reinforced concrete construction. The handsome exterior, with its tall arched windows and tiled roof, has been restored to good condition. It was designed by Alfred T. Fellheimer, who was the lead architect for Grand Central Terminal.

Throughout the 1990s till early 2000, the platform walls had a red and blue skyline design, before being painted beige.

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